Boots In The Field Report January 5, 2024

By |January 5th, 2024|Categories: Boots In The Field|

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie answers a question from a Beyond The Basics viewer from Southwest Ontario. The viewer was asking about nitrogen carryover in red clover, where is the best place to reduce nitrogen in the overall nitrogen program when using red clover, and does it [...]

Uneven Pollination Creates Fins at Harvest

By |November 1st, 2021|Categories: Agronomic Minute|

Ken Ferrie explains in this Agronomic Minute why growers are seeing more white “fins” left on the cob after harvest. Due to the wet weather, a lot of hybrids in Illinois were under stress during their pollination window causing uneven pollination and the abortion of some of the later pollinated kernels. [...]

Set Combine Settings Per Hybrid in 2021

By |October 15th, 2021|Categories: Agronomic Minute|

Harvest loss is a double whammy. It is volunteer corn next year that you have to kill and it is $5 corn you are leaving in the field this year. In this #AgronomicMinute Ken Ferrie gives a couple of tips to help reduce what is getting left in the field and reminds you to check [...]

Taking Every Bushel to the Bin Requires Decisions Based On Numbers not Emotions

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: Agronomic Minute|

Make decisions based on numbers and not emotions. If you know what harvesting in both directions is really costing you, specific to your field this year and your equipment, it can help you evaluate that the hassle of combining one way for this field, this year, is worth it.

Pre-Solstice Flowering-Why It Matters

By |June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Planting beans early to encourage pre-solstice flowering is focusing on adding more pods at the base of the plant. The pods need to be ½ inch or longer in length to make them more stable before the rows close to be able to hang onto those pods. Adding 2 pods per plant can [...]

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